Guest Post: Where To Travel For Public Holiday Celebrations


Some destinations simply know how to celebrate certain public holidays better than anywhere else, so here’s our travel guide to where you should go to enjoy these special occasions in style.


Independence Day (USA)


This public holiday might be restricted to the USA, but the celebrations which accompany it are known around the world, meaning that tourists often flock to the States to join in the fun.

As you might expect, the capital Washington DC is your best bet when it comes to enjoying July 4th, and not least because of the National Independence Day Parade.

Visiting the National Mall, where many of the city’s top attractions and monuments are found, is a must. Traditionally, you can enjoy a live concert from the National Symphony Orchestra here.

You can also enjoy the atmosphere as Americans and tourists alike gather in the park to wave the stars and stripes flag in the sunshine, dipping in the fountains to cool off.

As the night falls, you can witness the famous fireworks show – a spectacular display above the Washington Monument – for free.




Visit Maui, Hawaii for the spookiest day of the year to enjoy the fantastic Halloween in Lahaina party, and join thousands of revellers wearing their creepiest and most imaginative costumes.

There are live bands to enjoy as well as street vendors to pick up tasty treats from, plus plenty of restaurants and bars to visit.

However, the highlight has to be the Keiki Parade, whereby dressed up children walk along the streets to compete for title of best costume and to pick up ghoulish and ghastly treats.




London is the place to be when December rolls around, as the huge city is decorated with fairy lights and Christmas trees to get everyone in the festive mood.

There’s a good chance of snow falling, and if not, you can be sure of a chill that will get you into the spirit and render you ready to enjoy festive hot chocolates and mulled wines.

Spend your day skating at one of the many outdoor ice rinks, exploring the Christmas markets, picking up gifts from Oxford Street stores or watching a pantomime in a West End theatre.

When it comes to the evening, England’s vibrant capital is famed for its fantastic restaurants, bars, hotels and comedy clubs, meaning that there are plenty of exciting Christmas party venues – check out the options available through the link.


New Year’s Eve


Events specialists like Hospitality Line give you the opportunity to enjoy New Year’s Eve in London, where you can watch fireworks light up above the London Eye as Big Ben chimes for midnight.

However, there are plenty of cities across the globe well worth visiting when it comes to celebrating the turn of the New Year, and Sydney should be near the top of your travel wish list.

Thousands gather near the Harbour Bridge in the evening to watch entertainment before enjoying two incredible fireworks shows – one which starts at the stroke of midnight.

There’s also the spectacular Harbour of Light Parade, whereby a “flotilla of illuminated vessels” put on a show, as well as plenty of other events and performances – you can find out more here.



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